October News

G’day Gardener,

Fig Tree recently featured in Cuttings – an email journal from Sustainable Gardening Australia. This newsletter is always a good read, going to around 5000 readers.

Sleepers on the Job

We just received another load of railway sleepers from Railcorp to use in the next phase of development at the site. We are planning to build a seated area near the pond in the garden, multicultural gardens and a seating area/ beer garden near the clubhouse. If you have any ideas or resources to donate to this cause they are greatly appreciated.

Australian Open Garden Scheme

The open garden scheme visited Fig Tree the other week. Although Fig Tree was looking a little dishevelled, they saw through the Brassica’s to offer to run an open garden event at the site next August. A very exciting proposition indeed. Although Pete the gardening Godfather is not likely to attend, we can expect an equally auspicious guest presenter. Watch this space.


Work for the Dole have just completed a rather large worm farm at the site. This thing is a worm resort. We’ll be introducing the slimy little hermaphrodites at the working bee on Sunday. Not to be missed, especially if you’re a wormatic like me.

Working Bee

Sun 29 October

Straight forward working bee this one,…..except for the worm experience. A little gardening, a little catch up, a large BBQ. Hope to see you there for the usual fare.